Mar 3, 2015
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    The Puck Building , The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

Featuring Amy Kapit, Research Director, Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects in Community-Based Education, Afghanistan

In 2010, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack was established to advocate for protecting schools, students, and teachers in areas of armed conflict. However, the structure of the international humanitarian system has limited the “on-the-ground impact” of the movement in its initial years of existence. The individuals who are most effective in making these connections are those who have strong knowledge of international frameworks and of the specific context in which they work. I draw on fieldwork in Palestine to describe how the structure of the humanitarian system bifurcates these two sets of knowledge, disadvantaging those individuals who have both sets of knowledge.

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU’s Global Institute for Public Health, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Tuesday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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